deowll wrote: Z8wKe.1071$XM3.379@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
"Philip Deitiker" wrote
Dairy barns are pretty active places, have you ever been inside a
early 20th century dairy barn. There is alot of chemistry going on.
Between the bull and the milkmaid?
Urine is composed of urea, which breaks into ammonia, a strong base.
Feces from bovines undergoes oxidation to form acids. Urine can very
rapidly create a betina.
And if you get lazy about removing the manure it can quickly get a
foot or two deep. They remove it and put it on the fields and
pastures. It makes plants grow.
and also attracts flies.
Skidmore, P. (1991)
/Insects of the British Cow-dung Community/
AIDGAP Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury
/The ecology of the invertebrate community of cattle dung/